Arsenal eye summer move for Issa Diop

Arsenal have reportedly “explored” the possibility of signing West Ham United centre-back Issa Diop in this summer’s transfer window.

The 23-year-old defender joined the Hammers from Toulouse in 2018 and has made 64 appearances for the east London outfit in all competitions, scoring five times in the process.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is keen to bring the Frenchman to the Emirates Stadium for the 2020-21 campaign.

The report adds that the Gunners are confident of signing the centre-half ‘on the cheap’ if West Ham fail to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Diop still has more than three years remaining on his contract at the London Stadium.